(NC) If you’re using more of your time off this year to staycation while setting your sights on a plane ticket for next year, it might be the perfect time to create (or complete) that to-do list. Here are five items to consider:
1.Household filters: When was the last time you replaced your air filter?
Check your appliances to see which air or water filter needs to be cleaned or swapped for a new one.
2.Kitchen appliances: Clean your big appliances like your refrigerator and stove, and de-grime the countertop ones like your toaster and coffeemaker. Did you know that dried coffee oils and minerals inside the machine can impact the taste of your morning cup of joe?
3. Medicine cabinet: From over-the-counter remedies to cosmetic products, things can often sit tucked away for far too long. Go through items one by one and check the expiry date. Properly dispose of anything that’s no longer good and restock what you need.
4. Reusable grocery bags: Organize and clean your reusable bags. Cloth ones can go directly in the washing machine, and you’ll need some hot water and soap for the others.
5. Household inventory: Create an inventory of your belongings to update your insurance provider.
This will ensure that in the event of any loss, you can be adequately compensated. Many people underestimate the worth of their belongings, so this is an important step to take. Insurance companies like Belairdirect offer a downloadable personal inventory form to help you keep track of everything.